ISBN : 9780198729242
Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character. Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is a forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
INFINITIES 1: Bruno Whittle: On Infinite Size 2: Vann McGee: Whittle's Assault on Cantor's Paradise 3: Bruno Whittle: Reply to Vann McGee's "Whittle's Assault on Cantor's Paradise" 4: Alexander Pruss and Joshua Rasmussen: Problems with Plurals METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES, OLD AND NEW 5: Daniel Nolan: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Abstract Metaphysics 6: John A. Keller: Paraphrase, Semantics, and Ontology 7: Louis deRosset: Analyticity and Ontology 8: Alvin Goldman: Naturalizing Metaphysics with the Help of Cognitive Science GROUNDING, SUPERVENIENCE, AND CONSTITUTION 9: Nicholas K. Jones: Multiple Constitution 10: Aaron Segal: Half-Hearted Humeanism 11: Kathrin Koslicki: The Coarse-Grainedness of Grounding 12: Ghislain Guigon: A Universe of Explanations Comments: Fabrice Correia and Sven Rosenkranz: Return of the living dead: reply to Braddon-Mitchell Index of Names